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November 15, 2018 News News

Researchers Detect Most Efficient Salivary Biomarkers for Detecting Oral Cancer

by Asociacion RUVID, Medical Xpress

Over 90 percent of malign tumours in the head and neck are originated from carcinomas of squamous cells that appear in superficial areas of the oral cavity. Their detection with salivary biomarkers can contribute to early treatment, before they transform

November 14, 2018 News News

Ontario Child Care, Dental Plan Could Be Axed In PC Economic Statement

by Emma Paling, Huffington Post

UPDATE: All of the spending outlined in this article was scrapped by the Progressive Conservative government on Nov. 15, 2018. Universal child care is among the programs promised by the Ontario Liberals that may be on the chopping block come Thursday.

November 13, 2018 News News

Internal Emails Raise Questions About Dental Board Investigations

by Dave Biscobing, Shawn Martin, ABC15

After receiving repeated warnings about a dentist’s falsified anesthesia credentials, Arizona Dental Board officials intentionally looked the other way, silenced staff, and even helped the dentist continue to practice, according to internal emails and documents obtained by ABC15. The board’s

November 13, 2018 News News

Sonendo® to Present at Jeffries 2018 London Healthcare Conference

by Sonendo

Sonendo, a market-leading dental technology company, and developer of the GentleWave® System today announced that the company will present at the Jefferies 2018 London Healthcare Conference at 4:40 PM GMT on Thursday, November 15, 2018. President and Chief Executive Officer,

November 12, 2018 News News

DentalEZ® Launches True Caries Teeth from Columbia Dentoform®

by DentalEZ

DentalEZ Integrated Solutions is proud to present True Caries Teeth from Columbia Dentoform, available November 19, 2018. Products from Columbia Dentoform have been used to train dental students around the world for generations.  In continuing that tradition, Columbia Dentoform is

November 12, 2018 News News

UW Dental School is Fixing Financial Woes, Overall Deficit Remains a Worry

by Katherine Long, Seattle Times

Over the last year, the University of Washington’s debt-plagued dental school eliminated the equivalent of 34 full-time faculty and staff through layoffs and attrition, tightened expenses and found other ways to save money. Now, its interim dean says, it has

November 8, 2018 News General DentistryNews

Canadian Dentist Installed as Academy of General Dentistry’s New President

by Academy of General Dentistry

The Academy of General Dentistry has installed Neil Gajjar, DDS, MAGD, of Mississaugua, Ontario as the organization’s new president. Dr. Gajjar is the second Canadian and the youngest AGD member elected to the seat of president. The newly installed president

November 7, 2018 News News

Patients From Past Decade at ‘Unclean’ Pennsylvania Dentists Office Told to Get Tested

by Jason Murdock, Newsweek

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today warned patients of a Mt Bethel dental office that they should get tested for HIV and hepatitis B and C, WFMZ reported. The state had found that the business, Cotturo Dental Associates, failed to

November 7, 2018 News News

New Dental Reconstruction Material Offers Unparalleled Improvements Over Acrylate-Based Fillers

by James Ives, MPsych

Soon you may no longer have to worry about how long your dental repairs will last. A new dental reconstruction material developed in Sweden offers unprecedented improvements over existing acrylate-based fillers. Adapted from bone fracture glue research at Sweden’s KTH

November 6, 2018 News News

Mandibular Movement Monitoring May Help Improve Oral Sleep Apnea Devices

by Elsevier, Science Daily

While continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) continues to be the gold standard for treatment of sleep apnea, the cumbersome machines are often not well tolerated by patients. Because of this, less obtrusive oral appliances that thrust the jaw forward during

November 6, 2018 News News

Dartmouth Man ‘Feels Punished’, Denied Provincial Dental Benefits for Working Full-Time

by Jeremy Keefe, Global News

After eight years of oral infections, abscesses and unbearable pain, Greg Madore was moments from undergoing a dental procedure that would change his life, before finding out his nightmare was far from over. “I was in the waiting room getting

November 6, 2018 News News

Sonendo® to Present at Stifel 2018 Healthcare Conference

by Sonendo

Sonendo, a market-leading dental technology company, and developer of the GentleWave® System announced today its participation at the Stifel 2018 Healthcare Conference on November 13-14 in New York. Sonendo’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Bjarne Bergheim, will present on Tuesday,

November 5, 2018 News News

NICE Should Change Antibiotic Guidelines for Dental Patients, Study Shows

by University of Sheffield

New research has revealed the impact a change in US guidelines had on the prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) to prevent a life-threatening heart condition infective endocarditis (IE) in patients before undergoing invasive dental treatment. The findings of the international

November 2, 2018 News News

Canadian Dental Hygienists Celebrate Excellence

by CDHA

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is proud to recognize a number of individuals for their outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession, the national association, research, and knowledge translation. “Our 2018 award winners have set high goals and achieved

November 1, 2018 News News

UB Oral Biology Researchers Receive Combined $6.6 Million to Study Gum Disease, Sjögren’s Syndrome, Bone Loss

by University at Buffalo

Researchers within the University at Buffalo Department of Oral Biology were recently awarded six grants totaling $6.6 million, helping to double funding received by the department from the previous year. The grants, awarded by the National Institutes of Health, will

November 1, 2018 News News

American Academy of Periodontology Announces 2018 Award Winners

by American Academy of Periodontology

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) recently awarded members for outstanding contributions and accomplishments within the Academy and the specialty of periodontics. The recipients were honored at a special ceremony that took place during the AAP’s 104th Annual Meeting, held

November 1, 2018 News News

Introducing HANSAmed’s New and Improved Web Portals!

by HANSAmed

This unique duel-feature approach allows you to engage in both education and shopping like never before. iLearn allows you to explore all of the eLearning, events, webinars and other interactive learning aspects HANSAmed has to offer. iLearn by HANSAmed supplies

November 1, 2018 News News

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President

by CDHA

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Tracy Bowser, at its recent Leadership Summit held in Charlottetown, PEI. Tracy is from Prince Edward Island and joins president-elect Leanne Huvenaars (Saskatchewan), past

October 31, 2018 News News

American Academy of Periodontology Installs New President, Officers in Vancouver

by American Academy of Periodontology

The American Academy of Periodontology installed Richard T. Kao, DDS, PhD, as its president during its 104th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, held Oct. 27-30. Other newly appointed officers include President-Elect Bryan J. Frantz, DMD, MS, of Scranton, Pa;

October 30, 2018 News News

Whistleblower Accuses Tacoma Pediatric Dental Chain of Reusing Disposable Tools

by Alison Grande, The News Tribune

The Washington State Dental Quality Assurance Commission is investigating after a whistleblower accused a Tacoma pediatric dental chain of reusing dental tools. Lisa Walker said she quit her job as the office manager at the Smiles 4 Kids in the